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Pema8

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Re: Tibet Burning
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2017, 10:54:56 AM »
Why are these young people are not told to stop killing themselves? As time goes on, we know that the suicides do not help the cause and from a Buddhist point of view, it is very bad karma. So, from my point of view, there should be actions taken by those in charge to stop them.

I really hope that the Tibetan / Chinese conflict will be solved very soon. If one does want to take action, it should be otherwise than killing oneself. The government should protect their people but this does obviously not happen. May the Tibetan situation improve and no more suicides committed.

Matibhadra

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Re: Tibet Burning
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2017, 07:57:46 PM »
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So, from my point of view, there should be actions taken by those in charge to stop them.

From the Chinese side they do their best to stop self-immolations. From the evil dalie's side everything is done in order to promote them.

So there should be actions to disempower the criminal, for instance denouncing his crimes, until he is duly placed where he belongs, the garbage bin of history.

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I really hope that the Tibetan / Chinese conflict will be solved very soon.

There is no such thing as a “Tibetan-Chinese conflict”.

What exists is a conflict between Western hegemons and China, where the former uses the abominable tyrant dalie as a puppet in order to promote their destructive, imperialistic agenda aimed at weakening and dismembering the latter, which they try to do for centuries, as exemplified by the British-Jewish anti-China, anti-Qing, and anti-Shugden opium wars, or by the British dismembering of South China, also known as Arunachal Pradesh, graciously donated by the evil traitor the thirteenth dalie to the Jewish-British East India Company.

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Re: Tibet Burning
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2017, 09:45:06 PM »
Another victim of Self-immolator - when it will ever end?

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Self immolator Choeying breathes his last

DHARAMSHALA, July 22: The Tibetan teen from Central University of Tibetan Studies who set himself ablaze for Tibet in Varanasi on July 14 has passed away around 4:50PM (IST) at Safdarjung Hospital today.

Tenzin Choeying, 19, from Dhondenling Tibetan settlement in Kollegal, was a student at the Central University of Tibetan Studies. He carried out the fiery act outside the men's hostel following a speech by Sikyong Lobsang Sangay on the campus on July 14. He was protesting China's illegal occupation of Tibet and their policies. Tenzin Choeying was a member of Tibetan Youth Congress chapter in Varanasi and a part of the Tibetan Youth Congress' volunteer crew during the 2017 Kalachakra in Bodh Gaya.
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A handwritten letter left by him for someone he called Nubz was also posted on Facebook along with his pictures from the hospital. "My body is for Tibet and Tibetan youngsters to open eyes to learn Tibetan language," he wrote.

According to the doctors, he suffered around 66 percent burn on his body, mostly around the lower region. However, he has suffered minimal burn around his head and facial area. By Friday. his burn percentage had reached 90 percent.

He was also a member of Tibetan Youth Buddhist Association and Cousin brother of Tibetan activist Tenzin Tsundue. “Since I am an activist and I am proud of seeing a young Tibetan sacrificing so much for the Tibetan cause. At the same time being a brother, I am also concerned about him and his wellbeing,” said Tenzin Tsundue on July 14.

Son of father Ngawang Khedup and mother Tashi Yangzom, Choeying was the youngest of four siblings of the family.

Choeying will be cremated in Dharamshala on July 26.

http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=39317&article=Self+immolator+Choeying+breathes+his+last

michaela

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Re: Tibet Burning
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2017, 04:58:58 PM »
When the Dalai Lama says nothing to discourage self-immolation and Sikyong was encouraging self-immolation, Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje is speaking against Self-immolation

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Karmapa urges Tibetan monks to stop self-immolation

Senior religious figure seen as successor to Dalai Lama urges Tibetans in China find other ways to challenge Beijing's policies

The Karmapa, one of the most senior religious figures from Tibet, has urged Tibetans in China to end a spate of self-immolations and find other ways to challenge Beijing's policies.

Eleven monks, former monks and nuns have set fire to themselves in Sichuan, south-west China this year.

Many see the 25-year-old Karmapa as a possible successor to the Dalai Lama as the spiritual leader of exiled Tibetans. Both men have expressed deep sorrow at the deaths and blamed Chinese policies for the self-immolations.

But the elder man also accused China of "cultural genocide" and has not appealed to Tibetans to halt such acts.

The Karmapa praised the bravery and "pure motivation" of those involved, saying each case had filled his heart with pain.

"These desperate acts … are a cry against the injustice and repression under which they live," he said.

But he added: "I request the people of Tibet to preserve their lives and find other, constructive ways to work for the cause of Tibet."

"The situation is unbearably difficult, but in difficult situations we need greater courage and determination."

Drawing on both his religion and the wider challenges facing Tibetans he added: "Most of those who have died have been very young. They had a long future ahead of them, an opportunity to contribute in ways that they have now foregone. In Buddhist teaching life is precious. To achieve anything worthwhile we need to preserve our lives. We Tibetans are few in number, so every Tibetan life is of value to the cause of Tibet."

Until two years ago – when a monk died after setting fire to himself in Aba county, where most of the cases have occurred – the practice was unknown among clerics.

But since the start of a security clampdown provoked by the second case, in March this year, there has been a series of such immolations.

The Karmapa said that, like the Dalai Lama, he believed that the real source of the problem lay in the "desperate circumstances" facing Tibetans and that using force was counterproductive.

"Repressive measures can never bring about unity and stability," he said.

"I appeal to the Chinese leaders to heed Tibetans' legitimate demands and to enter into meaningful dialogue with them instead of brutally trying to achieve their silence."

Aba – and in particular its largest monastery, Kirti – remains under heavy security.

Exile sources in Dharamsala said two monks were arrested in the monastery in the last week and taken away for unknown reasons. The numbers have already dwindled from 2,500 monks at the start of the year to a few hundred, with many reportedly detained or sent home.

The sources also alleged that 200 officials were now based in the monastery, monitoring life there and interfering with day-to-day religious practices.

They said officials had renewed efforts to enforce rules that all under-18s must attend the government school, threatening families with fines of 3000 yuan per child – a large sum relative to local incomes – if their children had become monks or were studying at monastery schools.

Police and government officials in Aba said they knew nothing of the detentions or other restrictions.

The Chinese government has said Tibetans are free to practise their faith and accused the Dalai Lama of "terrorism in disguise" because he has led prayers for those who have set fire to themselves.

A foreign ministry official said last month that the spiritual leader was inciting further cases by glorifying those who had self-immolated. Beijing accuses the Dalai Lama of seeking to split Tibet from China, while he says he seeks meaningful autonomy.

Separately, the Associated Press reported that a man in Tibetan monks' robes set fire to himself in Kathmandu, Nepal on Thursday in protest at Chinese policies.

• This article was amended on 18 November 2011 because the original referred to the Karmapa as the Karmapa Lama. This has been corrected

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/nov/10/karmapa-lama-tibetan-monks-stop